KAUSEL Wilfried [E-mail]
Ao. Univ. Prof. Dipl. Ing. Dr. Tech. Wilfried Kausel studied electrical engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and completed his PhD on signal processing and audio architectures. In 1997 he was granted tenure at the Institute for musical acoustics Vienna (IWK) and completed his habilitation “A Musical Acoustician. A Guide to Computational Physics” in 2003. In 2010 he was promoted to head of the IWK. His research, conducted in cooperation with Austrian universities as well as European and American research centers, focusses on questions relating to timbre and response of wind instruments as well as on how these parameters are affected by structural resonances and vibrational behavior of certain parts of musical instruments.
VEREECKE Hannes [E-mail]
Mag. Hannes Vereecke studied instrument making at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium. He specialised in the making and studying of early keyboard and brass wind instruments. His passion for the latter has been a principle driving factor for the project proposal. He has dedicated his research to the early trombone, which is the subject of his doctoral thesis. His current research topics are the acoustics of historical musical instruments, with special focus on the influence of historical processing techniques on the material properties and therefore on the sound of early musical instruments.
SCHREINER Manfred [E-mail]
Univ. Prof. Dipl. Ing. Dr. Manfred Schreiner studied chemistry at the Vienna University of Technology and completed his PhD in materials science. Since 1981 he has worked in the field of science in cultural heritage at the Academy of Fine Arts and completed his habilitation (Univ. Doz) at the Vienna University of Technology. In 2000 he was appointed Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and head of the ISTA. His research, conducted in cooperation with Austrian universities as well as European research centers, has been focused on non-destructive material analysis, based on energy- dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis as well as on the deterioration (corrosion/weathering) of art objects made of metals, glass and enamels. Recently he has begun research on material analysis and long-term behavior of modern materials such as polymers, which is an important issue for the contemporary artist.
FRÜHMANN Bernadette [E-mail]
Bernadette Frühmann obtained a PhD degree from the Technical University Vienna, with a dissertation on the characterization of historical inorganic pigments. Since, she has been appointed at the Institute of Natural Science at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and specialized in the non-destructive analysis of art objects by means of X-ray based methods.
The Institute for Science and Technology in Art (ISTA) of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna was founded in 1950. The staff consists of about 10 persons, partly funded by research projects. The institute focuses its research on the analysis of art objects (including paintings, sculptures, medieval glass, ceramic and metal objects) using modern analytical methods based on energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscope.
The renowned brasswind instrument manufacture Egger in Basel unites tradition and innovation. High quality craftsmanship is enriched with modern state of the art analysis techniques in order to be able to targeted influencing the playing characteristics. Rainer’s passion for continuous learning results in a profound understanding of the acoustical principles and allows him to create instruments that are in line with both artistic and cultural requirements. The long-year established cooperation between the institute and Egger Blechblasinstrumentenbau has been complementary and guaranties the institute critical feedback and constitutive impulses from a practical point of view.